UC San Diego
- Author(s): Villarán, Jose Antonio
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The "Open Pit" is a poetic journey into the presence of extractive industries in contemporary society, specially as related to modern consumer practices. I am interested in exploring the poly-vocality of the material, writing through what I believe to be four of the main stakeholders in extractive industries: the private sector, the people, the government, and the non-human world. The project is conceived as an assemblage of collective enunciations, and framed as a performative conversation with my 2 year old son Miqel, in an attempt to not only connect the world of mining and extraction to daily life, but also to my own personal history growing up in Lima, Perú, and my current experiences as a graduate student and father living in California